The Raate Frontier Guard Museum

The frontier guard post has been used by soldiers under the reign of three different domains. It served first as a frontier guard for Finns, then for the Russians in the Winter War, and finally, the Germans in the Continuation War.

The building is the oldest guard house in Finland and the only one preserved from the pre-war era. The guard post was built in 1923. The museum building has been restored to its 1930’s appearance. The museum first opened its doors in 3 June 1988.

Visiting address: Raatteentie 183

Opening hours: 10 June – 11 August daily at 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Further info:


Raatteentie 183
FI-89800 Suomussalmi kk